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About update checker data

A small amount of information about your Splunk Enterprise version and platform is sent to Splunk. Splunk uses the data to understand the number of customers using older versions of Splunk Enterprise and Splunk apps, and your Splunk software instance uses the data to display a message in Splunk Web when a new version is available.

Two types of update checker data are sent, Enterprise update checker data and app update checker data.

For more information about the data that your deployment can send to Splunk, see Share performance data.

Enterprise update checker data

Update checker data about Splunk Enterprise is sent to Splunk by your browser soon after you log into Splunk Web. To view the data that is sent for Enterprise, watch JavaScript network traffic as you log into Splunk Web. The data is sent inside a call to quickdraw.splunk.com.

You can turn off update checker reporting for Splunk Enterprise in web.conf, by setting the updateCheckerBaseURL attribute to 0. See About configuration files.

Sample Enterprise update checker data

The following types of data are sent for Splunk Enterprise.

Description Example
CPU architecture x86_64
Operating system Linux
Product enterprise
Splunk roles admin
License group, subgroup, and hashed GUID Enterprise, Production, <GUID>
Splunk software version 7.0.0

App update checker data

Update checker data about your Splunk apps is sent to Splunk daily via a REST call from splunkd to splunkbase.splunk.com. This data is correlated with information about app downloads to populate the app analytics views on Splunkbase for an app's developer, and to compute the number of installs on the app details page.

You can turn off update checker reporting for a Splunk app in app.conf in the app directory. Set the check_for_updates setting to false.

Sample app update checker data

The following types of data are sent on a per-app basis.

Description Example
App ID, name, and version gettingstarted, Getting Started, 1.0
Splunk version 7.0
Platform, architecture Darwin, x86_64
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.0.0


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